NYSEG Preparing for Weekend Nor' Easter
Storm to Pack Heavy Winds; Power Interruptions Possible
BREWSTER, New York — October 26, 2018 — NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), is monitoring weather forecasts in advance of a potential nor’ easter that will blanket the region. There is a particular focus on NYSEG’s Brewster (parts of Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties), Liberty (parts of Orange, Sullivan, Delaware, and Ulster counties), Mechanicville (parts of Columbia, Saratoga, Rensselaer and Washington counties), and Oneonta divisions (parts of 11 counties) where rain and wind are likely to start this evening into Saturday. Customers are urged to be attentive to weather reports and prepare for the possibility of service interruptions.
NYSEG has storm readiness teams in place and, in addition to company line and tree resources, has contract line crews ready to respond to outages. NYSEG encourages customers to sign up for Outage Alerts to receive updates automatically by phone, text, or email as the company updates the status of any restoration progress specific to their electricity service. Outage restoration information is also available online at our Outages website.
Power Restoration Priorities
NYSEG’s first priority is to respond to known incidents of downed power lines to make the situations safe. NYSEG customers are asked to call 1.800.572.1131 to report downed wires. The company will assess the damage to the electricity delivery system, develop a detailed restoration plan and make repairs and restore power to all affected customers as quickly as possible.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with $31 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates 7.1 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power, with a presence in 22 states across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,500 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals, received a Climate Development Project climate score of “A-,” the top score received in the utilities sector, and has been recognized for two consecutive years by Ethical Boardroom as the North American utility with the “best corporate governance practices.” For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
About NYSEG: New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. Established in 1852, NYSEG operates approximately 35,000 miles of electric distribution lines and 4,500 miles of electric transmission lines across more than 40% of upstate New York. It also operates more than 8,150 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines and 20 miles of gas transmission pipelines. It serves approximately 894,000 electricity customers and 266,000 natural gas customers. For more information, visit www.nyseg.com.
- Kevin Ortiz